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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to More than 18 Years in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Jefferson County man on child pornography offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Carlton L. Peeples.

U.S. District Court Karon O. Bowdre sentenced Andrew Scott Eaton, 32 of Mulga, to 222 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.  On February 7, 2023, Eaton pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. 

According to the indictment, Eaton had previously been convicted under the laws of the State of Alabama of Sexual Abuse, First Degree, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, and of Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 Years Old, in the Circuit Court of Bibb County.  

FBI investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel S. McBrayer and Lloyd C. Peeples prosecuted the case.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated June 21, 2023

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